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MOD: Create a Tripod Setup for 2x4 Lap Steel

Building lap steel guitars out of 2x4 planks is a growing trend because of the easy construction and great sounds.  In this video, Shane s…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

0 37 minutes ago

VIDEO: Ben "Gitty" Baker - "The Band Played Walzing Matilda"

Cigar Box Nation's Ben Baker tuned up his Open G cigar box guitar (tuned GDG) to play the Eric Bogle classic, "The Band Played Walzing Mati…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

1 2 hours ago
Reply by Erasmo Coco

CONTEST: The 2x4 Challenge!!! May 2017

CONTEST OVERVIEW: What instrument can you build that starts with a 2x4 plank?  We're looking for the most spectacular, innovative, intere…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

98 19 hours ago
Reply by Wade

2017 Paint Lid Reso Contest Winners!

Cigar Box Nation proudly announces the winners of the 2017 Paint Lid Resonator contest.  We asked you to use common paint can lids as poor-…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

15 yesterday
Reply by William J Russell

Seasick Steve's Homemade Guitars - VIDEO + Lesson

Seasick Steve is a force of nature... a hobo-turned-blues superstar who has been dominating stages in Europe for the past few years. He bu…

Started by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker

1 on Friday
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Ben Gitty's Simple-Build 2x4 Instruments

After spending months developing the new 2x4 Lap Steel Kit, Ben "Gitty" Baker started to consider other uses for simple 2x4 planks and cam…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

5 May 16
Reply by Regan

AC/DC's "Hell's Bells" on 3-string Cigar Box Guitar

Jerome Graille returns with another up-close-and-personal performance video featuring 3-string cigar box guitar.  This time, he cranks out…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

0 May 15

The Samantha Fish Cigar Box Guitar Interview! by George Parfitt

George Parfitt has just scored the ultimate Samantha Fish interview about her love of cigar box guitars.   This footage is part of a docu…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

0 May 15

2x4 Month: Whacker Marimba Instruments (VIDEOS)

Meet the txalaparta (pronounce “tcha”), a giant Basque xylophone.  The instrument is played by two musicians in rhythmic syncopation.…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

0 May 15

Bones & Other Percussion: Lou LaManna's "Off-Cuts, Clackers & Spoons"

Lou LaManna breaks down the instruments of the breakdowns with this great tutorial on making spoons, clackers and bones. It's a great way…

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)

3 May 11
Reply by Dano Schultz

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MOD: Create a Tripod Setup for 2x4 Lap Steel

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) in Feature Articles 37 minutes ago. 0 Replies

VIDEO: Ben "Gitty" Baker - "The Band Played Walzing Matilda"

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) in Feature Articles. Last reply by Erasmo Coco 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

CONTEST: The 2x4 Challenge!!! May 2017

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) in Feature Articles. Last reply by Wade 19 hours ago. 98 Replies

2017 Paint Lid Reso Contest Winners!

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) in Feature Articles. Last reply by William J Russell yesterday. 15 Replies

Quiet piezo's

Started by EzMac in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by darryl kernaghan on Friday. 16 Replies

Seasick Steve's Homemade Guitars - VIDEO + Lesson

Started by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker in Feature Articles. Last reply by Blind Lemon Cello on Friday. 1 Reply

Slapback rockabilly pedal

Started by Blind Boy Fullers in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Cause the Blue rat on Thursday. 7 Replies

CBG Bldg and Bad Back

Started by doggylv . in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by darryl kernaghan on Wednesday. 3 Replies

String tension

Started by Larry in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague on Wednesday. 1 Reply

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Some progress.

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PIECES AND PARTS INSPIRATION

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Bending Time Again

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